This banner text can have markup.
Adapted from Library and Archives Canada (LAC): From the start of the First World War, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units were required to maintain a daily account of their "Actions in the Field". This log was called a "War Diary". The LAC database contains the digitised War Diaries of CEF infantry, artillery and cavalry units, Brigade, Division and Corps commands and support units such as Railway and Forestry troops. These are not personal diaries. War Diaries rarely record information about individual men. This is because War Diaries were never intended to document individual service and also due to the size of the unit to which a single War Diary referred. The information found in the War Diaries varies greatly, and is dependent on the ability of the junior officer responsible for writing the diary on a day-to-day basis. Because of this variation, one may find a detailed account of a battalion's involvement in a battle, a description of training exercises, or simply a sentence describing the weather. Please note that the LAC database does NOT contained the transcribed version of the war diary as presented here. The transcriptions of the War Diaries are being made by members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group. For further information see here: http://cefresearch.com/matrix/War%20Diaries/index.htm
Uploaded by rlaughton on